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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 20, 2009 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

I know it's terribly bad taste to say so, but I really think someone should be compiling all this drivel...the Epic Earl Post as you noted below turned out to be both entertaining and educational, if I do say so myself.

Of course there's all the info on the band, and with the likes of LiA contributing, it is certainly valuable. But, you could put all my 68-babble in a thimble that's worth keeping (though if it inspired one budding forumite to change their era, that might be an important effect), and yet I think many of our conversations have actually had some significance in terms of assisting in small ways with our own self enlightenment (crap...cue the New Age Holier than the Unenlightened Masses string section now I suppose...argh).

Anyway, great fun...great fun.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 20, 2009 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

Are you suggesting the existence of an internet archive to archive the discussions that are stimulated by an internet archive? Should it have a forum where people can comment on the comments that are made here and if so where will those comments be archived?

My head is starting to hurt.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Oct 20, 2009 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

"Are you suggesting the existence of an internet archive to archive the discussions that are stimulated by an internet archive? Should it have a forum where people can comment on the comments that are made here and if so where will those comments be archived?

My head is starting to hurt."

Who will read these threads, you ask.

I'm picturing the cave at the end of Planet of the Apes when George Taylor, Nova, and Dr. Zaius discover the human doll. Except this time it says, "Blow me". Or, "TDIH" Or, "Baaaaa-Mooooo" Or __________


TOOTMO

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 20, 2009 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

Outstanding.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 20, 2009 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

post of the day!!

amazing work - great Planet of the Apes reference!!!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 20, 2009 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

Oh yeah...too good, absolutely too good.

Of course, it might be an anti-arabic tirade, and that might be too scary, eh?

What if Tito rules this Post Forum Apocalyptic world?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 20, 2009 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

Perfect!! Thanks for sharing that vision.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Oct 20, 2009 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

This is the very concept behind every Ph. D. dissertation I've ever come across--dribble about dribble about semi-dribble about a writer's works.

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 20, 2009 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

archives to archive the comments made on comments already archived ? Why ,i thought this is exactly for this forum is already al about !

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 20, 2009 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

"Should it have a forum where people can comment on the comments that are made here and if so where will those comments be archived?"

It does. It's here. And you're in it.


(cue Twilight Zone theme....)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 20, 2009 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

I was really hoping for a forum about the forum that also had a TDIH. Imagine this (cue dream sequence squiggly lines):

TDIH - SDH

Yes on this day in 2008, SDH reviewed a Grateful Dead show from 1980 and he (or she, do we really know?) said that the Shakedown>Franklin's caused him to break 4 chairs!! Amazingly in 2005 he also reviewed a Grateful Dead show from 1985 and said that the Lost Sailor>Drums>Space>Saint caused him to break 5 chairs, 3 because of rocking and two in anger because Bluedevil puked on his shoes!!" This dude broke 9 chairs TDIH!! Where else can you read this kind of stuff! We truly are blessed.

(end dream sequence squiggly lines)

Then again....

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 20, 2009 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

Yes, this is one of those days long rued by wooden items of posterior repose. Thanks for the reminder about '80. I'll have to dig that one out for the ride home.

As for all this talk of reviewing the reviews, is that not the perfect use of our pompous, self-aggrandizing verbosity?

Again, methinks.

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 20, 2009 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

Pompous verbosity ,hé ? Yep , I noticed how deadheads here indulge in that ,specially about their know it all dates of shows and such !

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 20, 2009 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

"an internet archive to archive the discussions that are stimulated by an internet archive"

Leave it to me to miss the obvious!

Lets hope the times we were mucking around in the sewer of the Forum were saved as well...I suppose it all is, eh?

Good news for those of us without a real life, or I should say, one so pathetic we find great satisfaction in entertaining and educating (?) the like minded while taking refuge here...with luck we can apply some of it all to our interactions with the bottom dwelling butt-munchers that beset us when we are forced to interact outside our comfort zone.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 20, 2009 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell rises to the challenge...

It's all here.

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=158342

Our every submitted utterance, whether carefully considered, off the cuff, profound, profane, self-indulgent, contradictory, supportive, castigating, insulting, embracing. It's all recorded. It's like being locked in a hall of mirrors.

Borges would have loved this place.